Russia confirm Dzagoev needs scan on hamstring injury - Daily Nation

Russia confirm Dzagoev needs scan on hamstring injury

Thursday June 14 2018

Russia's midfielder Alan Dzagoev reacts after injuring himself during their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. PHOTO | JUAN MABROMATA | AFP

Russia's midfielder Alan Dzagoev reacts after injuring himself during their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018. PHOTO | JUAN MABROMATA | AFP  

Russia star Alan Dzagoev requires a scan on a hamstring injury that could rule him out of the rest of the World Cup.

Playmaker Dzagoev went down midway through the first half of Russia's tournament opener against Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

"Alan Dzagoev damaged the muscles in the back of the thigh," Russia said in a brief statement.

"The terms of treatment will be determined by the results of the upcoming MRI [scan]."

Despite Dzagoev's injury, Russia led 2-0 at the break in Moscow thanks to goals from Yuri Gazinskiy and substitute Denis Cheryshev.